2016 First Four: Vanderbilt's Mr. C vs. Wichita State's WuShock
2016 First Four: Holy Cross' Iggy the Crusader vs. Southern's Lacumba the Jaguar

2016 March Madness Mascot List by Team Rankings

At some point, I'll add some style to this substance. Until then, here's a basic list of all the costumed mascots for the 2016 NCAA Men's D1 Basketball Tournament. Unless it says otherwise, the mascots match the nickname of the team. For example, Sparty is a Spartan. Some are a bit trickier because you can't always identify a mascot by the team name. 

Speaking of style, the Washington Post has a set of emojis for the tournament this year. (Kudos to Julia Heffernan for making them.)

For more substance, check out the stories behind the mascots at Mental Floss. 

Overall Rank School Nickname Costumed Mascot(s)
1 Kansas Jayhawks Big Jay, Lil' Jay
2 North Carolina Tar Heels Rameses, Rameses Jr.
3 Virginia Cavaliers Cavman
4 Oregon Ducks The Duck
5 Michigan State Spartans Sparty
6 Oklahoma Sooners Boomer & Sooner, horses
7 Villanova Wildcats Will D. Cat
8 Xavier Musketeers D'Artagnan & the Blue Blob
9 West Virginia Mountaineers Mountaineer
10 Miami Hurricanes Sebastian the Ibis
11 Utah Utes Swoop, red-tailed hawk
12 Texas A&M Aggies none
13 Duke Blue Devils The Blue Devil
14 California Golden Bears Oski
15 Kentucky Wildcats The Wildcat, Scratch
16 Iowa State Cyclones Cy the Cardinal
17 Indiana Hoosiers none
18 Purdue Boilermakers Purdue Pete, boilermaker
19 Maryland Terrapins Testudo, turtle
20 Baylor Bears Bruiser
21 Texas Longhorns Hook'em
22 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Leprechaun
23 Arizona Wildcats Wilbur and Wilma T. Wildcat
24 Seton Hall Pirates The Pirate
25 Wisconsin Badgers Buckingham U. (Bucky) Badger
26 Dayton Flyers Rudy Flyer, pilot
27 Iowa Hawkeyes Herky
28 Oregon State Beavers Benny
29 Texas Tech Red Raiders Raider Red
30 Colorado Buffaloes Chip
31 USC Trojans Tommy Trojan & Traveler the Horse
32 Saint Joseph's Hawks The Hawk
33 Providence Friars The Friar
34 Butler Bulldogs Hink
35 Cincinnati Bearkats Bearkat
36 Connecticut Huskies Jonathan
37 Pittsburgh Panthers Roc
38 Temple Owls Hooter
39 Syracuse Orange Otto the Orange
40 VCU Rams Rodney
41 Vanderbilt Commodores Mr. Commodore, aka Mr. C, naval commander
42 Michigan Wolverines none
43 Wichita State Shockers WuShock, bundle of wheat
44 Gonzaga Bulldogs ('Zags) Spike, bulldog
45 Tulsa Golden Hurricanes Captain Cane, superhero
46 Northern Iowa Panthers T.C. (The Cat), black panther
47 Chattanooga Mocs Scrappy the Mockingbird
48 Little Rock Trojans The Trojan
49 Yale Bulldogs Boola
50 South Dakota State Jackrabbits Jack
51 UNC Wilmington Seahawks Sammy
52 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Vili the Warrior (football, retired 2012)
53 Stony Brook Sea Wolves Wolfie
54 Iona Gaels Killian, Irish-Gaelic person
55 Green Bay Phoenix Phlash
56 Buffalo Bulls Victor E. Bull
57 Fresno State Bulldogs Timeout
58 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks The Lumberjack
59 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Lightning, a blue pegasus
60 Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners Rowdy
61 UNC Asheville Bulldogs Rocky
62 Weber State Wildcats Waldo
63 Austin Peay Governors Governor Peay X & The Gov
64 Hampton Pirates Pirate
65 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Azul the Eagle
66 Fairleigh Dickinson Knights Knightro, blue horse
67 Southern Jaguars Lacumba
68 Holy Cross Crusaders Iggy


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